Vaginal steaming can be used while experiencing viral, yeast and bacterial infections. Vaginal steaming helps to clear out irregular vaginal discharge which appears to relieve and reduce infection symptoms. Steam users report that it has helped with yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, cervical dysplasia and HPV. In China and Korea, steaming has also been used to address uterine cancer.
Steaming for vaginal infections requires special training and should be done with the supervision of a practitioner. The practitioner will first determine the nature of the infection, if and when steaming can be used, the appropriate herbs and setup, as well as additional factors that may trigger the infection in order to help with prevention. Ask your practitioner if they are trained in this area or go to steamychick.com and search the Vaginal Steam Directory for a practitioner with this skill.